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A House For Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul

Title A House for Mr Biswas
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2012-11-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9780307370600
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous -- and endless -- struggle to weaken their hold over him, and purchase a house of his own.

A House For Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul

Title A House for Mr Biswas
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2010-10-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9780307776556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Nobel Prize winner's first great novel" (Barack Obama), A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels. In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous– and endless–struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own. A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, A House for Mr. Biswas masterfully evokes a man’s quest for autonomy against an emblematic post-colonial canvas.

A House For Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul

Title A House for Mr Biswas
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008-11-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1439571562
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream and the reality sustaining Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

A House For Mr Biswas by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Title A House for Mr Biswas
Author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Publisher Penguin Group
Release Date 1969
Category Domestic fiction
Total Pages 589
ISBN UCSD:31822000141770
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'A House for Mr. Biswas can be seen as the struggle of a man not naturally rebellious, but in whom rebellion is inspired by the forces of ritual, myth and custom ... Though he has married into the family [the Tulsis], Mr. Biswas remains an outsider and refuses to follow the family in their habitual devotions; he won't be recruited, and he has a perfect terror of being enslaved. ........' Cover.

A Perfect Pledge by Rabindranath Maharaj

Title A Perfect Pledge
Author Rabindranath Maharaj
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2010-04-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9780307369970
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Perfect Pledge is at once a beautifully detailed novel about family life, a lively and abundant portrait of Trinidadian society and an ambitious, universal story of striving and strife. Following four decades of tumult – both national and domestic – this third novel by acclaimed author Rabindranath Maharaj is both deeply perceptive and strikingly unsentimental; it is full of singular characters and memorable, often hilarious dialogue. A Perfect Pledge is a major addition both to Canadian literature and to the literature of the Caribbean. The novel begins with the birth of a child to Narpat and Dulari in the village of Lengua in the late 1950s. Geevan, known universally as Jeeves, is the son that Narpat, an irascible cane farmer, has long wished for to add to his three daughters. But, growing up in his father’s shadow, Jeeves develops into a scrawny, quiet, somewhat sickly boy–not helped by Narpat’s unusual dietary pronouncements, including his insistence that Jeeves eat properly purgative foods. On one level, A Perfect Pledge is a compelling story of the intricacies of family life – of the complex relationships between husband and wife, parents and children – set in a lopsided hut with, when the book begins, no electricity or indoor plumbing. Narpat, the patriarch, is an engrossing character, a self-proclaimed “futurist” with no patience for religious “simi-dimi.” His ideas to improve his family and his village’s lot are sometimes inspired, but sometimes seem crazy; occasionally they fall somewhere in between. The novel follows the family’s progress, from the purchase of a cow named Gangadaye, through the children’s schooling, to Narpat’s almost solitary efforts to build a factory on his land, interspersed with accidents, weddings, conflict and much more besides. Through these events A Perfect Pledge becomes a subtle portrait not only of Narpat but of the forbearance and irritation of his wife Dulari and their daughters’ clashing personalities, often seen through the observant, hungry eyes of the young Jeeves. But A Perfect Pledge takes up other subjects too. As well as the story of a family’s struggles, it is a vivid portrayal of Trinidad over the last four decades – a deprived and sometimes mad place lurching into modernization. Rural life on the island is particularly hard in the 1960s; the infrastructure is ramshackle and always on the cusp of being taken back by nature. But the village of Lengua is a cauldron boiling with village politics, Hollywood movies, neighbourly rivalries, ayurvedic healing and much else. And while it is both panoramic and empathic, A Perfect Pledge is also a deeply pleasurable read: its elegant narrative tone is enriched by the astonishing improvisations of a Trinidadian English infused with Indian, British, American and other influences. Not a page passes without some jaw-dropping turn of phrase, from icy hots to scrapegoats, dreamsanhope to couteyahs. A Perfect Pledge follows its characters through years of growth, challenges, and in Narpat’s case, eventual decline. As he gets older, Narpat stiffens into himself, his plans becoming ever more Quixotic and even dangerous. Jeeves, meanwhile, is trying to step clear of his bad beginnings and become an independent, self-sufficient man, while honouring his family ties (something his sisters conspicuously fail to do). A Perfect Pledge is a funny and moving book that portrays the struggles of an entire society; but the difficult relationship between father and son is ultimately at its heart.

The Writer And The World by V. S. Naipaul

Title The Writer and the World
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2012-03-15
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9780307370648
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For forty years V. S. Naipaul has been traveling and, through his writing, creating one of the most wide-ranging and sustained meditations on our world. Now, for the first time, his finest shorter pieces of reflection and reportage -- nearly all of them heretofore out of print -- are collected in one volume. With an abiding faith in the redemptive power of modernity balanced by a sense of wonder about the past, Naipaul has explored an astonishing variety of societies and peoples through the many-sided prism of his own experience. Whether writing about the Muslim invasions of India, Mobutu’s mad reign in Zaire, or the New York mayoral elections, he has demonstrated again and again that no one has a shrewder intuition of the ways in which power works, of the universal relation of the exploiter and the exploited. And no one has put forth a more consistently eloquent defense of the dignity of the individual and the value of civilization. Infused with a deeply felt humanism, The Writer and the World attests powerfully not only to Naipaul’s status as the great English prose stylist of our time but also to his keen, often prophetic, understanding.

Title V S Naipaul s A House for Mr Biswas
Author Arunoday Mukherjee
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014-08-01
Category
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9380145691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A House For Mr Biswas A Bend In The River by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Title A House for Mr Biswas A Bend in the River
Author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002
Category
Total Pages 564
ISBN 0965365468
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title A House for Mr Biswas
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1091201443
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Trinidad. Mr. Mohun Biswas, a tenderhearted fellow with a thirst for books, struggles for independence from his wife's domineering family.

Guerillas by V. S. Naipaul

Title Guerillas
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2012-03-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780307370525
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An expatriate English couple and a West Indian would-be revolutionary yield to infidelity, sexual abuse, murder, and irrevocable mental and moral decay on a socially fragile, post-colonial Caribbean island.

Title Letters Between a Father and Son
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date 2012-03-22
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780330507042
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1950, V. S. Naipaul travelled from Trinidad to England to take up a place at Oxford University. Over the next few years, letters passed back and forth between Naipaul and his family – particularly his beloved father Seepersad, but also his mother and siblings. The result is a fascinating chronicle of Naipaul’s time at university; the love of writing that he shared with his father and their mutual nurturing of literary ambition; the triumphs and depressions of Oxford life; and the travails of his family back at home. Letters Between a Father and Son is an engrossing collection continuing into the early years of V. S. Naipaul’s literary career, touching time and again on the craft of writing, and revealing the relationships and experiences that formed and influenced one of the greatest and most enigmatic literary figures of our age. ‘Rare and precious . . . if any modern writer was going to breathe a last gasp into the epistolary tradition, it was always likely to be V. S. Naipaul’ New Statesman

Miguel Street by V. S. Naipaul

Title Miguel Street
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2012-11-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780307370617
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To the residents of Miguel Street, a derelict corner of Trinidad’s capital, their neighbourhood is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else. There’s Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build “the thing without a name;” Man-man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion; Big Foot, the dreaded bully with glass tear ducts; and the lovely Mrs. Hereira, in thrall to her monstrous husband. Their lives (and the legends their neighbours construct around them) are rendered by V. S. Naipaul with Dickensian verve and Chekhovian compassion in this tender, funny novel.

A Writer S People by V. S. Naipaul

Title A Writer s People
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2011-12-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780307370679
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In his first book of non-fiction since 2003, V.S. Naipaul gives us an eloquent, candid, wide-ranging narrative that delves into the sometimes inadvertent process of creative and intellectual assimilation. Born in Trinidad of Indian descent, a resident of England for his entire adult life, and a prodigious traveller, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has always faced the challenges of “fitting one civilisation to another.” In A Writer’s People, he discusses the writers to whom he was exposed early on, Derek Walcott, Flaubert and his own father among them; how Anthony Powell and Francis Wyndham influenced his first encounters with literary culture; what we have retained–and forgotten–of the world portrayed in Caesar’s The Gallic War and Virgil’s Aeneid; how the writings of Gandhi, Nehru and other Indian writers both reveal and conceal the authors and their nation. And he brings the same scrutiny to bear on his own life: his years in Trinidad; the gaps in his family history; the “private India” kept alive through story, ritual, religion and culture; his ever-evolving reaction to the more complicated and demanding true India he would encounter for the first time when he was thirty. Part meditation, part remembrance, as elegant as it is revelatory, A Writer’s People allows us privileged insight–full of incident, humour and feeling–into the mind of one of our greatest writers. “He brings to non-fiction an extraordinary capacity for making art out of lucid thought. . . . I can no longer imagine the world without Naipaul’s writing.” Los Angeles Times Book Review

A House For Mr Biswas by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Title A House for Mr Biswas
Author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category Domestic fiction
Total Pages 463
ISBN 0078203732
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Mimic Men by V. S. Naipaul

Title The Mimic Men
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2011-12-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780307370532
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A sober novel about a tempestuous and tormented soul carrying the burdens of postcolonialism in London. Winner of the W. H. Smith Literary Award.

Half A Life by V. S. Naipaul

Title Half a Life
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2012-03-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780307370594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the finest living writers in the English language, V. S. Naipaul gives us a tale as wholly unexpected as it is affecting, his first novel since the exultantly acclaimed A Way in the World, published seven years ago. Half a Life is the story of Willie Chandran, whose father, heeding the call of Mahatma Gandhi, turned his back on his brahmin heritage and married a woman of low caste—a disastrous union he would live to regret, as he would the children that issued from it. When Willie reaches manhood, his flight from the travails of his mixed birth takes him from India to London, where, in the shabby haunts of immigrants and literary bohemians of the 1950s, he contrives a new identity. This is what happens as he tries to defeat self-doubt in sexual adventures and in the struggle to become a writer—strivings that bring him to the brink of exhaustion, from which he is rescued, to his amazement, only by the love of a good woman. And this is what happens when he returns with her—carried along, really—to her home in Africa, to live, until the last doomed days of colonialism, yet another life not his own. In a luminous narrative that takes us across three continents, Naipaul explores his great theme of inheritance with an intimacy and directness unsurpassed in his extraordinary body of work. And even as he lays bare the bitter comical ironies of assumed identities, he gives us a poignant spectacle of the enervation peculiar to a borrowed life. In one man’s determined refusal of what he has been given to be, Naipaul reveals the way of all our experience. As Willie comes to see, “Everything goes on a bias. The world should stop, but it goes on.” A masterpiece of economy and emotional nuance, Half a Life is an indelible feat of the imagination.

A House Of Mr Biswas by Vidiadhar S. Naipaul

Title A house of Mr Biswas
Author Vidiadhar S. Naipaul
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category
Total Pages 622
ISBN OCLC:1011638557
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Order and Chaos in Colonial Trinidad V S Naipaul s Novel A House for Mr Biswas
Author Dietrich Arlart
Publisher GRIN Verlag
Release Date 2007-08
Category
Total Pages 74
ISBN 9783638721325
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Trier, 25 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Die vorliegende Arbeit befasst sich mit dem ersten grossen Roman des aus Trinidad stammenden, in England lebenden Literaturnobelpreistragers Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas. Naipaul schildert aus der Erinnerung den Lebensweg seines eigenen Vaters im spatkolonialen Trinidad, der gekennzeichnet ist vom Kampf um Unabhangigkeit und Eigenstandigkeit, von der Suche nach Orientierung und einer gultigen Ordnung in einer von gesellschaftlichen Umwalzungen gepragten Umgebung. Biswas' individualistische Suche spielt sich ab vor dem Hintergrund einer traditionellen hinduistischen Grossfamilie. Das einzigartige gesellschaftliche Gefuge der Westindischen Inseln in der ersten Halfte des 20. Jahrhunderts und insbesondere das Vorhandensein einer zahlenmassig betrachtlichen indischen Minderheit bedarf zunachst einer knappen geschichtlichen Herleitung. Die Strukturen und Ordnungsprinzipien der indischen Gesellschaftsgruppe - und die Entwicklungen, denen diese unterworfen sind - werden dann anhand der Tulsis, der Grossfamilie, in die Biswas einheiratet, naher beleuchtet. Im Anschluss daran folgt eine Auseinandersetzung mit Biswas selbst. Zum besseren Verstandnis seines Charakters erfolgt zunachst eine Untersuchung seines eigenen familiaren Hintergrunds. Dieser bildet eine Erklarungsgrundlage fur Biswas' Orientierungsversuche. Verschiedene Orientierungsangebote, die sich ihm im Laufe seines Lebens eroffnen, werden auf ihre Gultigkeit fur Biswas hin untersucht. Abschliessend wird neben dem Versuch einer Klarung der Ausgangsfrage - konnte Biswas' Sehnsucht nach Ordnung gestillt werden? - auch den Besonderheiten des Autors Naipaul, der Leser und Rezensenten in Ost und West gleichermassen fasziniert wie polarisiert, einige Aufmerksamkeit gew

Literary Occasions by V. S. Naipaul

Title Literary Occasions
Author V. S. Naipaul
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2012-03-26
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780307370655
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A rich collection of essays on reading, writing, and identity from our finest writer in English, V. S. Naipaul. Literary Occasions charts more than half a century of personal enquiry into the mysteries of written expression, and of fiction in particular. Literary Occasions brings together some true gems of literary criticism and personal reflection. Reflecting on the full scope of his career, V. S. Naipaul takes us through his beginnings as a writer: his boyhood experiences of reading books and his first efforts at writing them; the early glimmers and evolution of ideas about the proper relations of particular literary forms to particular cultures and identities; and his father’s influence, revealed in an intriguing preface to the only book he ever published. These moving and thoughtful pieces are accompanied by Naipaul’s profound and severe discussions of other authors, including his signal essay on Conrad, and the classic “Indian Autobiographies.” The collection is completed by “Two Worlds,” the magnificent Nobel Address, in which Naipaul considers the indivisibility of the literary and the personal. Sustained by extraordinary powers of expression and thought, Literary Occasions is both a subtle recollection of Naipaul’s past, and the only available organized statement of his literary ideas. A valuable companion to last year’s The Writer and the World, this is an essential volume from a man who has devoted his life to the written word.

Title Summary of a House for Mr Biswas A Novel Vintage International by V S Naipaul Conversation Starters
Author Paul Adams /. Bookhabits
Publisher Blurb
Release Date 2018-09-13
Category Education
Total Pages 68
ISBN 0464830370
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A House for Mr. Biswas: A Novel (Vintage International) by V. S. Naipaul: Conversation Starters First published in 1961, the novel A House for Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul became the first defining work of his career. This story is about a man named Mohun Biswas. He works hard and strives for success but most of the time, he fails. In his forty-six years, Biswas has been fighting hard to achieve freedom and independence. He moves from one residence to another after the death of his father. He yearned for a place he can finally call home. Then, he married into a dominating family, the Tulsi family. He finally sets a goal for himself to own his own house. Time magazine included A House for Mr Biswas in the roster of TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Former United States President Barack Obama says that this is "The Nobel Prize winner's first great novel." Newsweek calls Naipaul's novel "a marvelous prose epic." They remark that "[it] matches the best nineteenth-century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power." A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.